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IEEE VR 2017 Call for Video Contributions

IEEE VR 2017: the 24th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference

March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, California


We invite VR researchers and enthusiasts to submit videos showcasing virtual reality research, applications, and creative works. Video submissions may also include 3D user interfaces, mixed reality, or augmented reality. We are proud to announce two video submission tracks: Technical and Creative VR. Accepted video submissions will be featured on the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference YouTube Channel.

Creative VR Track

Submissions to the Creative VR track should be artistic, creative, experimental, narrative or journalistic in nature and produced in 360 degree spherical format. Audiovisual immersion and user participation has the potential to heighten a viewers’ sense of presence and level of engagement by a presentation form that is closer to how we actually perceive and engage with the world around us. We are interested in originality and innovation in the design of immersive experiences. Video submissions in this track should be limited to 3 to 8 minutes in length and adhere with the specification outlined below.

Technical Video Track

Submissions to the Technical track should be videos whose intent is to demonstrate preliminary results, consolidated researched results, works-in-progress, and research/technical demonstrations. We also invite video demos of creative VR experiences, documented and produced as a framed standard video. Technical video submissions should be limited to 2 to 5 minutes in length and comply with the specification outlined below.

Videos should be able to stand on their own, adequately present their topic, and be narrated in English. Videos can and should be submitted independently of a paper submission, although videos describing work in a submitted paper are welcome. Selected videos will be included in the electronic proceedings and will also be prominently displayed during the IEEE Virtual Reality conference.

Each video must be accompanied by a one-page PDF description. These descriptions will be included in the electronic proceedings, and therefore must be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format described at http://ieeevr.org/2017/contribute/formatting.html.

Each description should include:

  • A title
  • A 200-word abstract
  • References (if applicable)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contact information with author names, affiliations, and an email address for the lead author
  • A high-resolution representative still image in the PDF document.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for video submissions is: January 10, 2017.

Submission Entry

Should be made through the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/7mk9hiDNiO1vORVk2

For more information or details on video submission, please contact the Video Chairs (videoschairs2017 [at] ieeevr.org):

  • Adam Jones, University of Mississippi
  • Volker Kuchelmeister, University of New South Wales

Technical specifications for submission:

When preparing the video, please make it as professional as possible. Producing a video already requires a significant amount of effort, and spending just a little more effort to raise the quality can make a big difference. Submitted videos should follow the following guidelines:

Technical Video Track:

  • Length: 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Standard framed HD video format.
  • Titles and credits should not be displayed more ten seconds: the content is the most important!
  • MP4 container using the H.264 video and AAC audio codec!
  • The MP4 must contain one video track and audio track.
  • Please follow the YouTube recommended encoding settings (for frame rate and bitrate): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171
  • Encode your video using square pixels for the pixel aspect ratio and disable interlacing.
  • We strongly recommend 16:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of at least of 1280x720px. High frame rate and resolutions are possible if within the YouTube recommendations.

Creative VR Track:

  • Length: 3 to 8 minutes.
  • Production might be live-action, CGI omni-directional rendering, visual FX compositing, … .
  • Titles and credits should not be displayed more ten seconds: the content is the most important!
  • Spherical/equirectangular 360 degree format in monoscopic or stereoscopic 3D (top-bottom layout with left on top).
  • Your video will need to be submitted via an unlisted YouTube link and a MP4 for download. Use the YouTube 360 Video Metadata App to ensure that your video is recognized as an interactive 360º video: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6178631
  • Aspect ratio is 2:1 for mono or 1:1 for stereoscopic 3D (top-bottom). Recommended horizontal resolution is 4k. Youtube recommends 16:9 aspect ratio, but the correct 2:1 aspect ratio for spherical projection seem to work as well and is preferred.
  • Format MP4 container with one video track and audio track using the H.264 video and AAC audio codec!
  • Please follow the Youtube recommended encoding settings (for frame rate and bitrate): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171
  • Spatial audio is possible within the YouTube specification (1st order ambisonic): https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6395969
  • File size limit for download: 2GB.